Local News Briefs Saturday 11/7/15

Deaths Up


There have been more traffic fatalities across the state this year compared
last, but October was a relatively safe month on Wisconsin
Preliminary figures from the Wisconsin
Department of Transportation show 44 people died in traffic crashes around the
state last month, making it the third safest month of October in terms of
traffic deaths since 1945. Through the first 10 months of this year, a total of
471 people have died in Wisconsin traffic
crashes, including 79 people on motorcycles, 48 pedestrians and 13 bicyclists.
Traffic deaths through October were 65 more than the same period in 2014 and
six more than the five-year average.



Krueger’s Honored


Krueger, executive assistant to both the Moraine Park Technical College
District Board and College president, was recently presented with the 2015
Professional Board Staff Member National Award. Earlier this year, Krueger was
chosen as the sole recipient of the 2015 Central Region Professional Board
Staff Member Award. She went on to win the national award during the
Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) leadership conference held in San Diego in October.


Construction Update


Construction is wrapping up
on Highway 23 between Ripon and Rosendale. 
The $2.8 million dollar project to improve the 7.8 mile stretch of road
saw the detour signs removed earlier this week and the project should be
complete by next week.  Construction
began back on August 24th.